Sep 23, 2020  
Catalogue 2019-2020 
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HIST 276 - Democracy in America? U.S. Politics and Power, 1828-1896

1 unit(s)
Tracing economic and political transformations in the nineteenth century United States, this course explores struggles over industrialization, sectional interests, continental conquest, and nation-building. Key topics include the “white man’s democracy” of the Jacksonian era; rise of the Republican Party; the Civil War; Emancipation and national Reconstruction; expansion and conflict in the trans-Mississippi West; the emergence of modern corporate capitalism; and labor and agrarian protest. Particular attention is given to electoral politics and public policy. Comparisons with other nineteenth-century nations and empires are made. Rebecca Edwards.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2019/20.

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